A Little Eggs-periment!

As I’ve said before 90% of my days are spent working away on the highway in Central Queensland. 12-14hr days are the norm.

On top of that I’m a very fussy bastard with my eating and one of my little quirks is that I don’t like eating cold food.

So I am time poor and want a hot breaky on the road… What to do?! After pondering this for a while I had the egg-cellent idea to cook raw eggs in my thermos. From the fridge to the thermos, just add boiling water from the kettle and off you go. But would it work?

I did some calculations for the temperature of my eggs from the fridge, the area they would displace in my 500ml thermos and the amount of boiling water that I could fit in and the idea seemed sound.
For my first attempt at 4:30am today I poured boiled water over two eggs and let them stand for 5 mins while I finished getting dressed for work. I then drained that water topped it up with more boiled water and headed out the door to work.

I planned on eating my breaky around 7am but as my site was running busy this morning I didn’t get to them til 9am. So did they work?….

So far so good 🙂


Success!!! How could I contain my egg-citement?! Eggs cooked with no time spent ‘cooking’.

Tomorrow I am going to try again however I’m not going to refresh the water and see if I can get soft boiled. But for today I am egg-static!

Please egg-nore my terrible egg puns…. I guess the old adage is true. You are what you eat!

I also just wanted to mention a terrific new book about ‘real food’ Eat The Yolks by Liz Wolfe. Check it out at Cave Girl Eats



4 thoughts on “A Little Eggs-periment!”

  1. Ha that’s a fab idea! I have exactly the same thermos so I’ll definitely give it a go (it certainly beats making macaroni in a travel kettle – big mistake, and not just because of the carbage!).

    1. Lol thanks Roxy 🙂 the other thing I do is make LCHF Butter Chicken with roast pumpkin and cauliflower in bulk on my days off. Freeze in 500ml containers and just heat up in the microwave for 5mins before I run out the door at 4:30am… Still got and delicious at 2pm when I get around to eating lunch 🙂 It’s sooooo good!

  2. Om nom nom butter chicken, yum. Thankfully I get up at a reasonable hour 😉 so I find if I stuff my face for breakfast I don’t feel hungry until the evening. It was so much easier to give up that dreaded prawn mayo sandwich I used to have. LCHF rocks!

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